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Colchester Zoo

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Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
+44 1206 331292
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What a fantastic day out for family, friends and children . Lots of well kept animals , talks from... read more

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Tracy S
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Amazing place!

This place is amazing though out! We love coming here been here a few times and never gets boring... read more

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Bromleyguy
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Colchester Zoo is constantly developing and has won many awards for its work. With over 270 species to see, set in 60 acres of beautiful parkland and lakes, Colchester Zoo is well worth a visit. As you walk around the zoo there's plenty of play areas to try out including the indoor soft play area Jungle Tumble with a section for under 3s and all new play equipment where the kids can release their wild side! New enclosures include a walk through enclosure with butterflies and another with Rainbow Lorikeets offering visitors a chance to feed them a treat of nectar. Plus there's 'Bears of the Rising Sun', a state of the art enclosure which houses two beautiful sun bears , Jo Jo and Srey Ya. You can also come face to face with Komodo Dragons, see white rhino, giraffes, ostrich and kudu roaming together at Kingdom of the Wild and walk underwater through the 24m tunnel at the Playa Patagonia sealion pool. Learn more about the animals and see them up close by watching one of the 50 daily displays. You even get the fantastic opportunity to feed the elephants and giraffes yourself and take a ride on the 'Lost Madagascar Express' road train! Don't forget to pop into the discovery centre and have a go at handling some unusual bugs or get your face painted and transform yourself into your favourite animal!
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  • Average4%
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“gold card” (178 reviews)
“feeding times” (109 reviews)
“train ride” (95 reviews)
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Maldon Road | Stanway, Colchester, Colchester CO3 0SL, England
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+44 1206 331292
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Reviewed today via mobile

What a fantastic day out for family, friends and children . Lots of well kept animals , talks from keepers and handling sessions available.

Thank Tracy S
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Reviewed today via mobile

This place is amazing though out! We love coming here been here a few times and never gets boring. The zoo is well looked after clean tidy and great selection of amazing animals there is something for all ages well worth the long drive. Food...More

Thank Bromleyguy
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had a great day here. Lots to see and do. It can work out quite expensive, but it's worth taking a picnic and spending the day. It is very well kept and the animals look well cared for.

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Reviewed today

Found just outside Colchester, Colchester Zoo has something for everyone of all ages. Visitor's to the Zoo can either drive and park in the zoo. Alternatively, you can get the train to Colchester Town and take the No. 75 bus which roughly takes 10 -...More

Thank Ashley P
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Reviewed today

Visited Colchester for the weekend as a group of friends, and we were told that the zoo shouldn't be missed while there. Definitely a truth! We bought our tickets online and arrived to join the queue of other online-ticket holders just before opening time at...More

Thank Adeline T
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Reviewed today

We have been once before and it was again a nice day out enjoyed by myself, husband and 18 yr old son. We used Tesco vouchers to pay the majority of entrance fee - otherwise quite expensive at £68 for the three of us. I...More

Thank Michelle K
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love this Zoo! I have been coming here since a child, it's well layout with plenty of amenities and cafe areas to enjoy your day, all the animals are well cared for and you can see the passion of the staff reflected in their work......More

Thank HBE14
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have been hear once before and I think it's a great zoo! So much to see and do, parks and adventure places for the kids to run wild! My only bad point is that there is not enough picnic benches for people to bring...More

Thank Jade P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

well my 2 year old and I got there as the doors opened, its one of those trade offs. up early but beast the lines and hoards of people. breezed through the main entrance, grabbed a coffee and started having fun. it had been a...More

Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As opposed to the idea that animals are exhibited in this way, they are living in environments where they can be free

Thank Zekine B
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mary w
19 August 2018|
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Response from Rex M | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, not that I saw but they may do behind some of the attractions or something.
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Lucy E
12 August 2018|
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Response from dazzer2001 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes they do and it’s very good that way. The only thing I found was lifting the little one got bit tiring and it’s got a lot signs saying don’t climb or stand around the place. The playgrounds as well are mostly over 5 s... More
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Foxxie52
8 August 2018|
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Response from josie f | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's free to feed the elephants and giraffes , they have 2 feeding times which anyone can que up and do , is a really good experience. and it's £2.00 to pay to feed the birds with the nectar , and I think maybe 50p for... More
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